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CitySightseeing Alesund

Alesund, Norway
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oversold; very disappointing

So many tickets were sold, when the bus would arrive to pick up, too many people remaining on the... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
RoamCat
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Rome,Georgia
Monopoly

We decided to take the Hop On Hop Off bus 260 NOK pp (vs city trolley 190 NOK pp) to enable us to... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
RashidMarwat
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

So many tickets were sold, when the bus would arrive to pick up, too many people remaining on the bus to board! because we had to wait on a bus that wasn't at capacity, we were only able to visit three (3!) sites. The bus...More

3  Thank RoamCat
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Citysightseeing N, Public Relations Manager at CitySightseeing Alesund, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Dear Roamcat Thank you for yourt feedback. Our services in Ålesund can be a little overcrowded on our stop at the pier when there are arrivals of big cruise ships. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but hope you had a menmorable visit to the...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We decided to take the Hop On Hop Off bus 260 NOK pp (vs city trolley 190 NOK pp) to enable us to spend a lot of time (about an hour) to take pictures in Mount Aksla. We had to wait an hour (in nippy...More

2  Thank RashidMarwat
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Citysightseeing N, Public Relations Manager at CitySightseeing Alesund, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Dear Rashid We are sorry to hear you had this experience with our services in Ålesund. As you correctly point out, this day had several cruise ships arriving, and our services got more than stretched out. We do hope you had a delightful time in...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

First there were two ships in port. A lot of people were choosing the hoho for site seeing. We bought our tickets. Even though there was along line to get on the bus, the company maintained their 30 minute schedule. The bus arrived at the...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We found this to be a very good Hop on Hop off tour, good commentary and you get to see all around Alesund, we made use of the bus to get to the top of the Mont Aksla and out to the Sunnmore Museum. There...More

1  Thank JudyGraham
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Citysightseeing N, Public Relations Manager at CitySightseeing Alesund, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Dear Judy We like to thank you for your kind review here on Tripadvisor. Glad to hear our services lived up to your expectations, and we hope to see you again in the future. Thank you. Kind regards Stromma Norway AS CitySightseeing Norway

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We recently visited Alesund and booked this Hop On Hop Off bus. It is an excellent way to see Alesund and the bus picks you up straight off the wharf. There are 8 stops in all, the first one being the top of Mount Aksla...More

2  Thank lynlcee
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This tour was part of a port to port cruise from Bergen to Bergen with Hurtigruten. The view of the city from the mountain lookout was just amazing and well worth the trip.

1  Thank Robyn L
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Citysightseeing N, Public Relations Manager at CitySightseeing Alesund, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Dear Robyn Thank you for your review here on Tripadvisor, and glad to hear our services and your visit to Alesund was to yourt liking. Hope to see you in the future, and we like to wish you a nice summer. Kind regards CitySightseeing Norway

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

We did not pre-book the Hop on Hop off bus, just researched it before we left for our Norwegian cruise. The info we found was that the bus only ran on days cruise ships were in port. When we got to Aalesund there were two...More

3  Thank DERtravels
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Citysightseeing N, Public Relations Manager at CitySightseeing Alesund, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thank you for your review of our services last season. Our CitySightseeing buses are quite popular, and we apologize if the buses were a bit overcrowded when you considered our serivces. We wish you had a plesant stay, and hope to see you in the...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

Ticket point is just on the left as you're leaving the cruise terminal. If you're later on in the day and the queues are long , buy your ticket and then walk to stop 6 using the map they give you (about 5 minutes walk)....More

7  Thank mjr1000
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were only in port for a several hours and thought this would be a way to get a good overview of the city. It was quite interesting. A recorded commentary is presented in several different languages. Beautiful little city!

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

As this city is spread out over a challenging terrain and many damp days, this tour is a great way to get a overview of any areas you would like to explore further. It was windy and almost ready to rain on our day in...More

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Judith P
April 26, 2016|
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Response from RashidMarwat | Reviewed this property |
The ticket costs 260 NOK (credit card) or 275 NOK (cash) ....there were only 3 HOHO buses the day that 2 cruise ships were on port..the buses leave every 30 minutes even if all the seats(70) are filled.
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Richard F
July 15, 2015|
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Response from Michelle C |
on their website you can order tickets for certain dates, but not for a certain time. The ticket is good all day that you buy it for.
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Richard F
July 14, 2015|
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Response from SortedbyGwen | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Even though we had booked ahead, others who got off our cruise ship got on earlier departures, we only avoided the buying queue
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